Opening Today! | You are Invited | Emily Birks

SANCTUARY: A YEAR AT MULLIGANS FLAT

An exhibition of paintings by Emily Birks of the unique and vulnerable creatures who call Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary home

This Absolutely Stunning exhibition, Sanctuary – A Year at Mulligan’s Flat, is a must see showcasing the wonderful wildlife local to Canberra.

You are Invited!

Where: Gallery One and Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts 

Date:  June 28 – July 22, 2018

Official Opening:  Saturday June 30, 4pm, Guest Speaker Dr Kate Grarock, Ecologist

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

 

The Gallery + Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm.

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A Special Featured Artist | Val Fitzpatrick

UNTITLED - Mixed Media - © Val Fitzpatrick

UNTITLED – Mixed Media – © Val Fitzpatrick

SPECIAL FEATURED ARTIST | VAL FITZPATRICK

A celebration of the late Val Fitzpatrick.

On 28 November 2017 one of our long standing and dedicated members, Val Fitzpatrick passed away.

Val had applied for an exhibition at Strathnairn Arts in 2018 and her proposal had been accepted. In preparation for her exhibition, Val had prepared an Artist Statement about her art practice to be featured on the Strathnairn Arts Blog.

Strathnairn Arts Director Peter Haynes contacted Val’s husband, Ted and offered to curate an exhibition of Val’s work as a celebration of her life. Ted and his family accepted the offer.

The exhibition ‘Vibrancy’ is to be held from Thursday 3 May to Sunday 27 May, 2018 in Gallery 1 & 2.
The official opening by Lorna Crane will be on Saturday May 5 at 2 pm.

A Journey of Discory”

My artistic journey started in the 1960’s when I attended the Wollongong National art School learning drawing and painting with well known artists, Dr. Ivan Englund, Les Bircher, and Clem Millward, teachings from the old masters was part of the course and this early study has been good grounding. Since then, I have studied with other excellent tutors at various art institutions connecting with various mediums, oil, pastel, water colour, and more recently, encaustic.

UNTITLED - Mixed Media - © Val Fitzatrick

UNTITLED – Mixed Media – © Val Fitzatrick

A move to the country town of Gunnedah was to be a very busy time with dozens of North West towns holding competitions which were to be very successful, leading me then into the weekend workshop situation, and in 1980 I was offered a position at the Gunnedah TAFE teaching the art certificate. I held this position for fourteen years.

In 1978 a month long tour of France with Frederick Bates was to see me “paint” that country successfully for four years.
Three more teaching positions at the Mitchell school (Charles Sturt University) furthered my experience.

In 1995 we moved to Canberra where I was able to quietly pursue my art studies , but over the years I could see a shift away from my formal studies of the 60’s.

Handmade Brushes used in the creation of Val's Mixed Media artworks.

Handmade Brushes used in the creation of Val’s Mixed Media artworks.

I discovered ways to investigate and experiment, being surprised at some of the outcomes while learning all the time and being coaxed into more study never afraid to try something new. So my insatiable thirst to see what I could do with these mediums finally led me into mixed media, this meant collecting other material that would lead me into texture, something I still favour to this day.

I joined the Artists Society of Canberra, and became involved with their activities, making new friends and taking part in their workshops.

Artist Val Fitzpatrick - Work in Progress

Artist Val Fitzpatrick – Work in Progress

Conducting some of these workshops as well as their “Summer art Experience” has been another highlight for me.

Opalescence - Ink - 23 x 26cm - © Val Fitzpatrick

OPALESCENCE – Ink – 23×26 cm © Val Fitzpatrick

I am a contributing member of Strathnairn enjoying an active role in the success of the SHOP retail area.

In 2007 and again in 2010, I was fortunate to accompany friends to Greece on an art study tour with Michael Winters.

There will always be a desire to learn from others and also help to further the artistic journey of people who cross my path. ~ Val Fitzpatrick

 

Val was a very valued member of Strathnairn Arts, her friendly smile and cuddles will be greatly missed.

Please join us to Celebrate Val Fitzpatrick and the Opening of Vibrancy.

The Gallery + Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm.

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You Are Invited! | Vibrancy | Val Fitzpatrick

Vibrancy … A celebration of works by the late Val Fitzpatrick.

On 28 November 2017 one of our long standing and dedicated members, Val Fitzpatrick passed away. Val had applied for an exhibition at Strathnairn Arts in 2018 and her proposal had been accepted.

Strathnairn Arts Director Peter Haynes contacted Val’s husband, Ted and offered to curate an exhibition of Val’s work as a celebration of her life. Ted and his family accepted the offer.

Please join us to Celebrate Val and her Solo Exhibition “Vibrancy”

You are Invited!

Where: Gallery One and Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts 

Date:  May 3 – 27, 2018

Official Opening:  Saturday May 5,  2pm, by Lorna Crane

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

 

The Gallery + Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm.

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Twitter Art Exhibit #TAE18AUS | Pegasus ACT

#TAE18AUS Opening Day

#TAE18AUS Update

International Charity Art Event – Twitter Art Exhibit – #TAE18AUS, is a unique postcard original art exhibition in support of Not For Profit Charity – Pegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT Inc. 

Artists have donated art from 68 countries worldwide. With over 700 postcards donated to the #TAE18AUS to be sold to raise much needed funds for Pegasus ACT.

With thanks to the support of this year’s Twitter Art Exhibit, the event has raised

$15 467 for Pegasus ACT so far! What a response – thank you!

But we are only half way there!

Please join us for the next two weeks to conintue to raise funds for Pegasus ACT, to support their horse therapy sessions for the local community.

An Iconic local charity established since 1973, built on by the generosity of the Canberra community, Pegasus ACT relies on community support as the funding from the Government is limited.

They help over 100 children a year who would not normally have this opportunity.

You can also find out more about this wonderful Not for Profit Charity by visiting them on their Open Day, May 5, 10am – 3pmPegasus ACT is a safe environment where everyone is welcome.

100% of every #TAE18US postcard sale is pledged to Pegasus ACT.

Twitter Art Exhibit – #TAE18AUS

Where: Gallery 1 and Gallery 2, Strathnairn Arts.

Date:  April 5 – 29

This is a great time to visit and enjoy the small format art exhibition, there are still many amazing artworks ready for you to take home!

Help us to make this International Charity Art Exhibition a complete sell out, we would love to see each postcard replaced with a sea of red dots benefiting the local community.

Can’t make it to Strathnairn Arts Gallery?

Online Sales are now open!

Please visit www.pegasusact.com.au to see more of these beautiful postcards in the online store.

Remember this is a cash and carry exhibition so first in best dressed – don’t miss out on your favourite!

Free Entry – All Welcome! 

The Gallery + Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm.

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You Are Invited! | Looking Out | Heidi Strachan | Jackie Gasson

Looking Out | Heidi Strachan | Jackie Gasson

Looking Out -A Joint Exhibition by Heidi Strachan and Jackie Gasson

Please join us this Saturday for the Opening of Looking Out – A joint Exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings by Heidi Strachan and Jackie Gasson.

You are Invited!

Where: The Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts 

Date:  February 8 – March 11, 2018

Official Opening:  Saturday February 10,  2pm, by Strathnairn Arts Director, Peter Haynes.

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Strathnairn Homestead Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs – Sun 10am – 3pm.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0420 395 502 

Walk-ins are always welcome, bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

For functions or general enquiries please contact strathnairn@twobeforeten.com.au

The Gallery + Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm.

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Celebrate Christmas Sale! | Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Countdown to Christmas!

It is just over two weeks until Christmas, have you found your something unique for your someone special?

Join us for our Celebrate Christmas Sale with all items 10% off in our Christmas Pop Up Show!

 

Unique gifts for everyone – handmade by local Artists at Strathnairn Arts Gallery

 

Free Entry All Welcome!

For more information please visit www.strathnairn.com.au 

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Cafe open for great coffee and bikkies at Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Thurs-Sun 11-3.

You Are Invited! | Studio 17 | Strathnairn Studio Holders Exhibition

Please Join Us for the Opening of Studio 17

Strathnairn studio holders exhibition opens in the Wool Shed Gallery on 16 November.

Please join us for the official opening by Anita McIntyre at 2 pm on Saturday 18 November.

Image: Blaide Lallemand, Social Engagements (an interactive artwork), 2017

Image: Blaide Lallemand, Social Engagements (an interactive artwork), 2017

 

Where: The Woolshed Gallery, located at Strathnairn Arts Gallery 
Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt, 2615 A.C.T.
When: November 18, 2016
Time: 2pm
Free Entry All Welcome!

For more information please visit www.strathnairn.com.au 

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Cafe open for great coffee and bikkies at Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Thurs-Sun 11-3.

You Are Invited! | Xmas SHOP Opening | Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Xmas SHOP Opening
Thursday 16 November at 4:30 pm

Please join us for the official opening of the annual Strathnairn Christmas SHOP.
Local artists will be selling a range of unique wares, just in time for Christmas!
From jewellery & ceramics to cards & prints, there is something for the whole family.

Where: Gallery One and Two, located at Strathnairn Arts Gallery
Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt, 2615 A.C.T.
When: November 16, 2016
Time: 4.30pm
Free Entry All Welcome!

For more information please visit www.strathnairn.com.au 

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Cafe open for great coffee and bikkies at Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Thurs-Sun 11-3.

You Are Invited! | Triptych | Lisa Marple | Mary-Jane Betts | Michelle Bond

Please join us for the opening of Triptych by Lisa Marple, Mary-Jane Betts and Michelle Bond. 

Triptych is an exhibition by three artists who share common interests in art, motherhood and life’s journey. The artists each work in different media however they share a similar philosophy about artmaking and the importance of art in each of their lives.

Where: Gallery One and Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 19 October 2017 – 12 November, 2017 

Official Opening: Saturday, October 21, 3pm 

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

You Are Invited! | Strathnairn Arts Members Exhibition 2017

Strathnairn Arts Members Exhibition 2017

Are you joining us this weekend for the Springfest Strathnairn Arts Open Day, Saturday October 14, 2017?

Well, be sure not to miss this! You are invited to join us in The Woolshed Gallery, at the top of the hill, at 2pm for the 2017 Strathnairn Arts Members Exhibition! All Welcome!

 

Where: The Woolshed Gallery, located at Strathnairn Arts Gallery
Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt, 2615 A.C.T.
When: October 14, 2016
Time: 2pm
Free Entry All Welcome!

For more information please visit www.strathnairn.com.au 

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm